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Punta Gorda Ranked #9 in Best Places to Retire

In a study done by Portfolio.com using U.S. Census Bureau data, Punta Gorda has been ranked the ninth most popular retirement destination in the United States. The top 10 best places to retire include 7 other Florida retirement areas, making Florida the most popular state in the list of top 10 best places to retire.

The study, naming the top 10 best places to retire, used statistical indicators to determine the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. The statistics used to determine the best places to retire included seniors as share of total population, median age, percentage of seniors born out of state, and percentage of seniors who moved from another county in the past year.

Of the 157 metropolitan and micropolitan areas included in the study of the best places to retire, Punta Gorda ranked ninth! All of the areas included in the study had a minimum population of 40,000 senior citizens. The areas with the highest rankings were those that already had a large population of seniors that is growing rapidly.

Punta Gorda certainly meets the requirements – having a substantial population of seniors. As a matter of fact, Punta Gorda has the highest seniors as share of the total population (34.6%) and highest median age (55.5) of all of the 157 areas in the study. Punta Gorda also has the third highest percentage of seniors born out of state (98.20%) of all of the areas considered for the top 10 best places to retire. It is certainly understandable why Punta Gorda is a popular destination for those seeking Florida retirement – beautiful weather and great waterfront are top on many peoples list.

According to Portfolio.com, beginning next year the largest group ever (more than 3 million people) will be turning 65. Although most are expected to stay in their current homes, a small percentage (but still a significant number or people) will decide to hunt for the best places to retire and many will most likely select Florida retirement. So why should they choose Punta Gorda for their Florida retirement? Look for more posts on the topic coming soon!

In the meantime, search Punta Gorda homes for sale or contact us so we can answer your questions and help you find the perfect Punta Gorda home.

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